Outstanding Restaurateur Award

Every year, restaurateurs around the state are honored for work in their communities, leadership success, and entrepreneurial spirit. Winners of the Outstanding Restaurateur Award are recognized during the Night of Excellence event. 

Anyone can nominate a restaurant operator for this award. Winners are chosen by their chapter members

Nominations for 2019 are open now. All nominations should be submitted by May 1, 2019.

2019 Nomination Form

2018 OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR award winners:

Tim Condon
Lonestar Cheeseburger Company
Angry Cactus West Texas Bar & Grill
San Angelo

Larry Delgado
house. wine. & bistro.
SALT – New American Table
McAllen - Rio Grande Chapter

Andrew Gugar
Posadas Cafe
East Texas

Kendall Howard
Howard Restaurant Group
Lubbock

Doris and Paul Miller
Gr8 Plate Hospitality
Greater Houston

2017 OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR award winners:

Sharon Watkins
Chez Zee American Bistro | Austin

Damian and Trina Mandola
Mandola’s | Austin

Janice Provost
Parigi | Dallas

Aaron Lyons
Dish Society | Houston

Mike Van Syckle
Atomic Omelette and Grill | Rio Grande Valley

Phil Bradley
Copper Caboose | Lubbock

Erik Zobel and Je’na Wall (posthumous)
Zero One Ale House | San Angelo

Brian Kelleher
575 Pizzeria | Amarillo

Arthur Garcia
Nicha’s Comida Mexicana | San Antonio

Veronica Segovia Esparza
Absolutely Delicious Catering and Blanco BBQ | San Antonio